Today was a very busy day calling a getting rates from many different hotels around the Rochester, New York area. Ohio Northern is traveling to Utica at the beginning of September but are leaving on the Thursday before. I am in charge of finding a hotel for the team to stay at and to insure that they have a suitable breakfast for the team and coaches to eat along with enough available seating as well. Today I talked with a Holiday Inn Express right off of I-90 and received a rate of $95 a night which is great! The only thing suspect about here is that the buffet that they offer is going to be a tight fit for all 100 of team to get through the line and find a place to sit.
I continued to work on calling and getting different rates from other hotels during my time and to find out if the team could be served in a conference/banquet room as well. I called around 10 different places but to my surprise only got to talk to 4 sales managers of these hotels. While I am thoroughly enjoying this mentorship, this has been very challenging just trying to get sales managers to call you back. I will keep working hard at this because I want to ensure that Ohio Northern gets the best place available at a fair price.